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by Staff reporter
23 February 2022
Revealed: Winners of Holyrood Connect's fifth annual Digital Health and Care Awards

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Revealed: Winners of Holyrood Connect's fifth annual Digital Health and Care Awards

NES Technology’s chief technology officer David McColl has been crowned digital leader of the year at Holyrood Connect’s fifth annual Digital Health and Care Awards.

The awards, which celebrate digital innovation across health and social care, were held at the InterContinental Edinburgh The George hotel last night and celebrated excellence in seven separate categories.

The event was hosted by health journalist and broadcaster Pennie Taylor, who said McColl was recognised for the key role he played “in creating the environment and culture that has enabled a successful, large-scale digital transformation project within health and social care”.

The digital leader award was the only category of the evening to focus on an individual, with Taylor noting that “one individual rarely delivers true transformation – indeed, it benefits from a range of perspectives and skills”.

The Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Directorate and National Services Scotland’s National Vaccination Programme were among the teams to be recognised on the night.

The categories were judged by a panel made up of NHS Scotland chief executive Caroline Lamb, Scottish Care chief executive Dr Donald Macaskill, TSA chief executive Alyson Scurfield and InterSystems head of sales Charles King.

The full list of winners is:

Innovative Mental Health Services Award: Breathing Space web chat pilot at NHS 24

Technology Enabled Independent Living Award: Living our best lives with technology - SOL Connect

Data-Driven Innovation Award: Pathology digitisation and AI programme, NHSGGC and iCAIRD

Industry Collaboration Award: Dynamic AI COPD project, WoS Innov Hub, NHSGGC, DHI & StormID

COVID-19 Response Award: National Vaccination Programme, National Services Scotland

Digital Health and Care Team Award: Digital Health and Care Directorate, Scottish Government

Digital Leader Award: David McColl, chief technology officer, NES Technology

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